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Definitions of Joseph:
  • noun:   (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
  • noun:   (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
  • noun:   leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
  • name:  A male given name (very common: 1 in 71 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #9)
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 3448 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #384)
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 20000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1362)

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See Joseph used in context: 9 poetry verses, 1 Shakespeare work, 69 Bible passages, 37 definitions

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